Rorschach isn’t good with the ladies.
Goodbye, Stan Goldberg. Thanks for everything you gave to comics these past 60+ years. Thanks too for being such a sweet, positive force no matter what you hardships publishers or circumstances put you through.
Stan passed away early Sunday evening. And better biographers than me can run through all of Stan’s accomplishments and contributions, but that other Stan, Lee, had help launching the Marvel Universe in the early ’60s, and Stan G. was an important part of that. And so much more.
Despite the serious accident Stan and his wife Pauline experienced a year ago, they made it out to San Diego this past May for the Cartoonist’s Society gathering, and their party on the deck of a battleship here. It was great to see him there and, as always, he was full of great stories and his childlike enthusiasm to just keep drawing. He’ll be very missed.
These awesome illuminated inflatable white rabbits are the work of Australian artist Amanda Parer for an installation entitled Intrude. In May 2014 the giant glowing bunnies were installed at the Vivid Festival of Light Sydney and next month they’ll be part of the Junction Arts Festival in Launceston, Tasmania.
Parer’s enormous and radiant rabbits, which stand 7 meters (~23 feet) tall, were created as a twofold response to the animals’ common occurrence in Australian fairytales as well as their invasive presence throughout Australia:
"These animals first travelled to Australia on the ships of the First Fleet and were brought ashore in cages in January 1788. These adaptable creatures quickly made themselves at home and eventually spread to almost every corner of the land. An Australian contradiction, Intrude represents the fairy-tale animals of our childhood – a furry innocence, frolicking through idyllic fields, while revealing their more serious and large-scale effect on the environment.”
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Batman #56 (1949) cover by Dick Sprang